Easter 2018

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Easter! This was our second Easter in Portland. I admit I always get homesick. I miss the Easter gathering at Nana’s and all the cousins. I miss our traditions. Being in a new city means, starting new traditions. Well, each Easter has looked different so far. This year we went to our church’s good Friday service and survived. Sorta. Evening outings with small babies…so much work! The kids and I made Holy Cross Buns and had one before heading to the service.

 

Easter Sunday we went to church and then headed back home to prep a simple brunch. we had friends over and had delicious food and then had a small egg hunt in our backyard with the kids. It was really so great. So thankful.

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March 2018

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March has included lots of rain. We began our spring theme at home preschool. Celebrated first day of spring with a hike and working on the yard. March also included so much sickness, a terrible separation anxiety (happy 8 months Jon), little sleep, grandparents visits (yay!), more post church brunch dates with friends, kombucha brewing, a visit to California, and so much sickness! I wish I could expand more on our month, but time is so limited with little people. So this is it in a nutshell. I didn’t even take very many photos this month. So sad!

Homeschooling: Winter

Here are some pictures from January through March. We have been deep in our winter theme. We learned about winter vegetables, made blueberry sourdough muffins, have gone on nature outings with our small nature group, hung out with our co-op peeps, learned about hibernation, migration, and winter animals. E is also really into writing these days. She also started reading, which is pretty cool.

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February Snapshots

I am still catching up sharing photos. Here are snap shots of February. We spent a week hanging out with grandma. Yay for our California visitors! We hosted our first cocktail night with a few friends, crafted a ton because, hello Valentines day, baked some paleo gluten free cookies, made valentine cards, decorated our house and made it festive, ate heart shaped pizzas, and had another snow day towards the end of the month. This is when things started to feel a little easier as our sweet baby started crawling, eating solids, and stopped crying 24/7. How did we survive those first few months? I don’t even know.

 

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Sourdough Starter

Back in Feb we got a new baby: a sourdough starter. I feed it twice a day & have been experimenting with sourdough bread, my absolute favorite. I’ve been making biscuits, waffles, crackers, pancakes, & my all time favorite pizza dough. I’m in love. Curtis & I even named him.

Homesteading adventures

Curtis and I have been busy with homesteading stuff and its been really fun. I guess it has become our thing. Last year we started keeping chickens, (taking a break from that, such a sad story!) making sourdough bread, canning, making our own deli meats (yay vacume sealer), making our pasta from scratch, brewing kombucha and beer, and soon we will attend our own cheese making class.  Curtis and I joke that we don’t have “a thing” that we both enjoy to do together. Turns out this is it.